Monday, August 31, 2009

Pumping Iron & Hot Coals in Georgetown

Something's going on. Am I smelling charcoal burning? It's coming from the downtown park. What's in that fire pit? It's summer and flowers always fill that pit.  Hmm, not today though. The flowers are out and that pit is filled with iron pots stacked high.    

There, in an apron and one hand in a heavy glove, stalking the pit, is Chuck Springer, president of the Long's Peak Chapter of the International Dutch Oven Society. In the pit there's also burning charcoal in tall narrow chimneys. It's almost noon, the town is full of people, and Chuck is getting ready for a demonstration of Dutch oven cooking. 

Dr. Pepper BBQ Chicken was my favorite. The Biscuits were easy to make and so delicious, melting in your mouth. Both desserts were tied as the people's choice - Cherry Dump Cake and Chocolate Lovers Delight with a shot of milk. If you were lucky and in town for the day, you most likely were in line for these tastings. 

Just in case you missed it, come to Georgetown, Colorado on September 19th for our First Dutch Oven Cook-off. Enjoy the Fall color season with us.  All around town there's entertainment, storytellers, history exhibits, the air wafting with delicious aromas, a beer garden and brats on the Hamill House lawn, and finally the award ceremony downtown at 4 P.M.

Come on up! We're getting ready for you.